[The Independent] - Mick Rathbone, part of David Moyes' Goodison inner sanctum for eight years as Everton's head of science, recalls the "amazing damp squib" that followed the feat of finishing fourth. Arteta had warned that Villarreal were the team to avoid
Michael John "Mick" Rathbone (born 6 November 1958) is an English former professional footballer who played 384 games in the Football League representing Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End. He played as a full back. After injury forced his retirement as a player. he studied physiotherapy, and worked in that field for Halifax Town, Preston North End, and, from to 2010, Everton, where he became head of sports medicine.
[News & Star] - Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott is taking inspiration from player-turned-physio Mick Rathbone as he tries to get his Blues team in more confident shape. Abbott is devouring 'Baz' Rathbone's top-selling autobiography The Smell of Football
[Vitalfootball] - If you can remember as far back as last week we ran a competition to win a copy of Mick Rathbone's excellent book - 'The Smell of Football'. After VBer Glen Mullan met personally with the man himself we thought it only fair to spread the joy and allow
[Lancashire Telegraph] - Blackburn Rovers legend Mick Rathbone has experienced the highs and lows of professional football during a career spanning more than 30 years and five different clubs. Having enjoyed stints as a player
[The Independent] - The adage "Be careful what you wish for" might have been coined for Mick "Baz" Rathbone. An ardent Birmingham City fan, he was ecstatic when the club signed him as an apprentice in 1975, but was crippled by lack of confidence when
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Late-arriving signings such as Manchester City's Sergio Aguero no longer need to be eased into a season, according to Coventry fitness guru Mick Rathbone. Aguero will start on the bench for City against Manchester United in the Community Shield at
It's a brilliant read. Mickey was a top athlete as a kid - could have done almost anything sports wise as a career, was a bright prospect at Blues but was crippled by self doubt and lack of confidence.
[Sunday Mercury] - But not in the view of former player Mick Rathbone, who predicted that Blues could compete on domestic and foreign fronts. Rathbone, who has just written a candid and highly-entertaining memoir after 35 years in football, said some of his favourite
[Melton Today] - They would like to thank support rider/motorcyclist Nick Warner, Mandy Watchorn, of the Mash Tub pub and Mick Rathbone, of the Genny B, and everyone else who sponsored and supported them. Adrian is already planning to do another cycle ride next year